2016 Publications by RIA Lead Researchers

This publication list is organized alphabetically by lead researcher.

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Dr. Jennifer Boger

Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living  
University of Waterloo

Peer-reviewed publications in press

Chang, S. J. I., Boger, J., Qiu, J. and Mihailidis, A. (in press). Pervasive computing and ambient physiological monitoring devices. In B. Bouchard and S. Guillet (Eds.), Assistive Technologies in Smart Environments for People with Disabilities. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. [Book chapter.]

Mihailidis, A., Wang, R. and Boger, J. (2017). Gerontechnology. In H. Fillit, K. Rockwood and J. Young (Eds.), Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (8th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. [Book chapter.]

Peer-reviewed articles

Boger, J., Jackson, P., Mulvenna, M., Sixsmith, J., Sixsmith, A., Mihailidis, A., Kontos, P., Polgar, J., Grigorovich, A. and Martin, S. (2016). Principles for Fostering the Transdisciplinary Development of Assistive Technologies. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, early online, 1-11.


Dr. Veronique Boscart

CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care 

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Peer-reviewed articles in press

Boscart, V., d’Avernas, J., Raasok, M., Brown, P. Changing the Impact of Nursing Assistants’ Education in Seniors Care:  The Living Classroom in Long-Term Care.  Canadian Geriatrics Journal, in press, 2016.

Elliott J, McNeil H, Ashbourne J, Huson K, Boscart V, Stolee P. (2016) Engaging older adults in health care decision-making: a realist synthesis. The Patient. DOI 10.1007/s40271-016-0168-x.

Peer-reviewed articles

Boscart, V., Pringle, D., Wynn, F., Peter, E., & McGilton, K. (2016) Development and psychometric testing of the Humanistic Nurse-Patient Scale. Canadian Journal on Aging 35(1).

Hirst, S., Penney, T., McNeil, S., Boscart, V.M., Sinha, S., Podnieks, E. (2016). Best-practice guideline on preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(2), 242-260.

Abstracts

Boscart, V., d’Avernas, J., Raasok, M. (2016). Shared learning environments for education: The living classroom for colleges and nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. November 2016.

Boscart, V.M., Hamers, J.P.H. & Bleijlevens, M.H.C. (2016). Perceptions of Canadian nursing home staff on the use of physical restraints. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(1)(Suppl.), 9-10.

Boscart, V., Heckman, G., Hirdes, J. (2016). The Applied Simulated and Integrated Learning Approach (ASILA) to improve outcomes in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana USA. November 2016.

Boscart, V., Sidani, S., Ploeg, J., Heckman, G., Costa, A., Dupuis, S. (2016). Outcomes of a culture change model for person-centered care in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana USA, November 2016.

Book chapters

Boscart, V. (2016). Older Adults. In Lewis, S., Heitkemper, M., Ruff Dirksen, S., Bucher, L., Camera, I. Edited by M. Barry, S. Goldsworthy, & D. Goodridge, Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.


Dr. Andrew Costa
Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging
McMaster University

Peer-reviewed articles

Hsu, A.T.; Manuel, D.G.; Taljaard, M.; Chalifoux, M.; Bennett, C.; Costa, A.P., Bronskill, S.; Kobewka, D.; Tanuseputro, P. An algorithm for predicting death among older adults in the home care setting: Study protocol for the Risk Evaluation for Support: Predicting Elder life in the Community Tool (RESPECT). BMJ Open 2016;6:e013666.

Lee, L., Patel, T., Costa, A., Bryce, E., Hillier, L.M., Slonim, K., Hunter, S.W., Heckman, G., Molnar, F.J.  Accuracy of gait speed and handgrip strength as a screen for frailty in primary care.  Canadian Family Physician.  Accepted April 2016.

Abstracts

Boscart, V., Sidani, S., Ploeg, J., Heckman, G., Costa, A., Dupuis, S. (2016). Outcomes of a culture change model for person-centered care in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana USA, November 2016.

Costa, A.P. (2016 – planned) Standardized Geriatric Screening in the ED: a multinational perspective. International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016-04-18. Podium Presentation.

Snider T, Melady D, Costa A.P. (2016 – planned). Comfort with Geriatric Emergency Medicine Competencies: A Survey of Canadian Emergency Medicine Residents. International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016-04-18. Podium Presentation.


Dr. George Heckman
Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine
University of Waterloo

Peer-reviewed articles and publications in press

Heckman G, Crizzle A, Chen J, Pringsheim T, Jette N, Kergoat MJ, Eckel L, Hirdes J, Clinical complexity and use of antipsychotics and restraints in long-term care residents with Parkinson’s disease. Submitted to Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Sept 2016.

George Heckman, Daniel Forman, Susan Cheng. Vascular Aging and Atherosclerosis. Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7th edition. (in press)

George Heckman, Pálmi V. Jónsson. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: The Specific Assessment Technology of InterRAI. Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, 3rd Edition (in press).

Heckman GA, Rockwood K. Chapter 42. Practical Issues in the Care of Frail Older Cardiac Patients. Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th edition. (in press)

Peer-reviewed articles

Heckman GA, Boscart VM, D’Elia T, Kaasalainen S, McAiney C, Kelley ML, Stolee P, Strachan P, McKelvie RS. The role of unregulated care providers in managing heart failure patients in long-term care facilities. J Clin Nurs. 2016 May 30. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13413. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27240117.

Heckman GA, Crizzle AM, Chen J, Pringsheim T, Jette N, Kergoat MJ, Eckel L, Hirdes JP. Clinical Complexity and Use of Antipsychotics and Restraints in Long-Term Care Residents with Parkinson’s Disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2016 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print].

Howlett JG, Chan M, Ezekowitz JA, Harkness K, Heckman GA, Kouz S, Leblanc MH,  Moe GW, O’Meara E, Abrams H, Ducharme A, Grzeslo A, Hamilton PG, Koshman SL, Lepage S, McDonald M, McKelvie R, Rajda M, Swiggum E, Virani S, Zieroth S; Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Panels. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Companion: Bridging Guidelines to Your Practice. Can J Cardiol. 2016 Mar;32(3):296-310. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.06.019.

Lee, L., Patel, T., Costa, A., Bryce, E., Hillier, L.M., Slonim, K., Hunter, S.W., Heckman, G., Molnar, F.J.  Accuracy of gait speed and handgrip strength as a screen for frailty in primary care.  Canadian Family Physician.  Accepted April 2016.

McKelvie RS, Heckman GA, Blais C, Cox JL, Ezekowitz JA, Gong Y, Harkness K, Moe G, Dai S, Dorian P, Johnstone DE, McGeachie EC, Tu JV, Lambert LJ. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Quality Indicators for Heart Failure. Can J Cardiol. 2016 Aug;32(8):1038.e5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.12.027. Epub 2015 Dec 29.

McNeil H., Elliot J., Huson K., Ashbourne J., Heckman G.A., Walker J.D., Stolee P. Engaging Older Adults in Healthcare Research and Planning: A Realist Synthesis. McNeil et al. Research Involvement and Engagement (2016) 2:10 DOI 10.1186/s40900-016-0022-2.

Members of the Heart Failure Working Group, McKelvie RS, Heckman GA, Blais C, Cox JL, Ezekowitz JA, Gong Y, Harkness K, Moe G, Dai S, Dorian P, Johnstone DE; Other authors, McGeachie EC, Tu JV, Lambert LJ. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Quality Indicators for Heart Failure. Can J Cardiol. 2015 Dec 29. pii:S0828-282X(15)01698-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.12.027.

Osman O, Sherifali D, Stolee P, Heckman G. Diabetes Management in Long-Term Care: An Exploratory Study of the Current Practices and Processes to Managing Frail Elderly Persons with Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2016 Feb;40(1):17-30.doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.10.005.

Pfisterer KJ, Sharratt MT, Heckman G, Keller HH. Vitamin B12 status in older adults living in Ontario long-term care homes: prevalence and incidence of deficiency with supplementation as a protective factor. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.  2016 Feb;41(2):219-22. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0565.

Abstracts

Boscart, V., Heckman, G., Hirdes, J. (2016). The Applied Simulated and Integrated Learning Approach (ASILA) to improve outcomes in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana USA. November 2016

Boscart, V., Sidani, S., Ploeg, J., Heckman, G., Costa, A., Dupuis, S. (2016). Outcomes of a culture change model for person-centered care in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana USA, November 2016.

Finucane C, Fitzgibbon-Collins LK, Heckman GA, Hughson RL. Asymptomatic orthostatic cerebral hypoperfusion is common in older adults. Physiological Society, Dublin, July 2016.

Fitzgibbon-Collins LK, Brar I, McIlroy WE, Heckman GA, Hughson RL. Reduced brain oxygenation, postural stability and fall history in older adults. Four Cities Geriatric Research Day, Waterloo, June 2016.

Heckman, G. A., Boscart, V. M., D’Elia, T., Kelley, M. L., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C. A., & McKelvie, R. S. (2016). Managing Heart Failure in Long-Term Care: Recommendations from an Interprofessional Stakeholder Consultation. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 35(4), 447-464.

Leiv Otto Watne, Alasdair MacLullich, Daniel Davis, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, George Heckman, John Hirdes. Delirium has a strong negative impact on cognitive trajectories in nursing home residents with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment. American Delirium Society. June 1-3, 2016.


Dr. Richard Hughson
Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging & Brain Health
Senior Director of Research, RIA
University of Waterloo

Peer-reviewed articles

Amelard R, Hughson RL, Greaves DK, Pfisterer K, Leung J, Clausi DA, Wong A. Non-contact hemodynamic imaging reveals the jugular venous pulse waveform. Scientific Reports. Published online, 2016.

Beltrame T, Amelard R, Villar R, Shafiee MJ, Wong A, Hughson RL. Estimating oxygen uptake and energy expenditure during treadmill walking by neural network analysis of easy-to-obtain inputs. J Appl Physiol. 121: 1226-1233, 2016. PMID: 27687561.

Beltrame T, Hughson RL. Aerobic system analysis based on oxygen uptake and hip acceleration during random over-ground walking activities. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 312: R93-R100, 2017. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00381.2016. PMID 27856415.

Book J, Prince CN, Villar R, Hughson RL, Peterson SD. Investigating the impact of passive external lower limb compression on central and peripheral hemodynamics during exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 116: 717-727, 2016.

Hughson RL, Robertson AD, Arbeille P, Shoemaker JK, Rush JWE, Fraser KS, Greaves DK. Increased post-flight carotid artery stiffness and inflight insulin resistance resulting from six-months spaceflight in male and female astronauts. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 310: H628-H638, 2016.

Hughson RL, Yee NJ, Greaves DK. Elevated end-tidal PCO2 during long-duration spaceflight. Aerosp Med Hum Perform 87: 894-897, 2016. PMID: 27662353.

Abstracts

Beltrame T, Amelard R, Wong A, Hughson RL. Prediction of oxygen uptake dynamics by machine learning analysis of wearable sensors with application for aerobic fitness evaluation during activities of daily living. CSEP Victoria, BC, October 2016.

Finucane C, Fitzgibbon-Collins LK, Heckman GA, Hughson RL. Asymptomatic orthostatic cerebral hypoperfusion is common in older adults. Physiological Society, Dublin, July 2016.

Finucane C, Fitzgibbon-Collins LK, Heckman GA, Hughson RL. Translating New Technology into Clinical Practice: Should a Direct Measure of Cerebral Perfusion be used in Syncope and Falls Assessment? Irish Gerontological Society Annual and Scientific Meeting, Killarney, October 2016.

Fitzgibbon-Collins LK, Brar I, McIlroy WE, Heckman GA, Hughson RL. Reduced brain oxygenation, postural stability and fall history in older adults. Four Cities Geriatric Research Day, Waterloo, June 2016.

Gibbons T, Beltrame, Zuj K, Hughson RL. Differences in stroke volume measured using Modelflow® and aortic Doppler ultrasound during dynamic changes in blood pressure. CSEP Victoria, BC, October 2016.

Greaves DK, Zuj KA, Arbeille P, Hughson RL. First on-orbit data collection using ESA Portable Doppler Ultrasound (PDOP). ISGP, Toulouse, June 2016.

Hughson RL, Greaves DK. Key results from the spaceflight experiment BP Reg. NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, Galveston, TX, February 8-11, 2016.

Hughson RL, Greaves DK. Leg cuff deflation on International Space Station: a model of “standing up” in space. Physiological Society, Dublin, July 2016.

Hughson RL, Robertson AD, Arbeille P, Shoemaker JK, Rush JWE, Fraser KS, Greaves DK. Key results from the spaceflight experiment Vascular. NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, Galveston, TX, February 8-11, 2016.

Hughson RL, Shoemaker JK, Rush JWE, Arbeille P. Sex-differences in cardio-metabolic and hormonal responses to long-duration spaceflight. Experimental Biology, San Diego, April 2-5, 2016.

Hughson RL, Yee NJ, Greaves DK. Elevated inspired and end-tidal PCO2 on the International Space Station. Experimental Biology, San Diego, April 2-5, 2016.

Yee NJ, Zuj KA, Greaves DK, Hughson RL. Does pulse contour analysis provide a valid estimate of cardiac output during spaceflight? Experimental Biology, San Diego, April 2-5, 2016.

Zuj KA, Deglint J, Gawish A, Wong A, Clausi DA, Hughson RL. A new software for determining changes in arterial diameter over time. Poster session presented at: North American Artery. 6th Annual Meeting of North American Artery; 2016 Sept 8-10; Chicago, IL, USA.


Dr. Heather Keller
Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging
University of Waterloo

Peer-reviewed articles in press

Curtis L, Bernier P, Jeejeebhoy K, Allard JP, Duerksen D, Gramlich L, Laporte M, Keller H. Costs of malnutrition in Canadian hospitals. Clinical Nutrition 2016: 1-6 (online first).

Lam ITY, Pfisterer K, Duizer L, Stark K, Duncan AM, Keller HH. Micronutrient fortification in residential care: a scoping review of current interventions. JAMDA (Accepted March 2016).

Keller H. Nutri-eSCREEN®: Descriptive analysis of a self-management site for older adults (50+ years). BMC Nutrition (accepted Jan 2016).

McCullough J, Keller H. The My Meal Intake Tool (M-MIT): validity of a patient self-assessment for food and fluid intake at a single meal. Journal of Nutrition, Health Aging 2016: 1-8 (online first).

Peer-reviewed articles

Allard J, Keller H, Teterina A, Jeejeebhoy KN, Laporte M, Duerksen DR, Gramlich L, Payette H, Bernier P, Davidson B, Lou W. Lower handgrip strength at discharge from acute care hospitals is associated with 30-day readmission: a prospective cohort study. Clin Nutr 2016, 1-8. .doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2016.04.008.

Laur C, Marcus H, Ray S, Keller H. Quality nutrition care: measuring hospital staff’s knowledge, attitudes and practices. Healthcare  2016: 4; 79 doi:10.3390/healthcare4040079.

Pfisterer KJ, Sharratt MT, Heckman G, Keller HH. Vitamin B12 status in older adults living in Ontario long-term care homes: prevalence and incidence of deficiency with supplementation as a protective factor. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.  2016 Feb;41(2):219-22. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0565.

Abstracts

Keller H, Allard J, Duerksen D, Jeejeebhoy K, Gramlich L, Laporte M, Bernier P, Payette H. Predictors of post-hospital discharge weight change: a study of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force. Clinical Nutrition 2016;35(Suppl1): S105.

Keller H, McCullough J, Davidson B, Allard J, Duerksen D, Jeejeebhoy K, Gramlich L, Laporte M, Bernier P. Development of the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care. Clinical Nutrition 2016;35(Suppl1): S105.

Keller H, Valaitis R, Laur C and More-2-Eat. Implementing the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care: More-2-Eat needs assessment. Clinical Nutrition 2016;35(Suppl1): S106.

Laur, C., McCullough, J, Keller H. “Becoming Food Aware in Hospital: A Narrative Review of Best Practices for a Multi-level Approach to Improve the Culture of Nutrition in Hospital.” The FASEB Journal 29.1 Supplement (2015): LB389.

Ter Beek L, Dzialendzik AO, van der Vaart H, Wempe JB, Roodenburg JLN, van der Schans CP, Keller H, Jager-Wittenaar H. Dietary Resilience in COPD Patients at the start of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Clinical Nutrition 2016;35(Suppl1): S85-86.

Commentaries

Keller HH, Slaughter S. Commentary on: Liur W, Galik E, Boltz M et al. Optimizing eating performance for older adults with dementia living in long-term care: A Systematic Review. Evidence Based Nursing. Evidence Based Nursing 2016;19(1): 32. doi: 10.1136/eb-2015-102199 [referred commentary].


Dr. Linda Lee
Schlegel Chair in Primary Care for Elders
Centre for Family Medicine

Peer-reviewed articles in press

Lee, L., Patel, T., Costa, A., Bryce, E., Hillier, L.M., Slonim, K., Hunter, S.W., Heckman, G., Molnar, F.J.  Accuracy of gait speed and handgrip strength as a screen for frailty in primary care.  Canadian Family Physician.  Accepted April 2016.

Lee L, Patel T, Hillier LM, Milligan J. Office-based case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older adults in primary care. Can Respir J. 2016:1083270. Doi:10.1155/2016/1083270. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Peer-reviewed articles

Lee L, Patel T, Hillier LM, Milligan J. Office-based case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older adults in primary care.  Can Respir J. 2016:1083270. Doi:10.1155/2016/1083270.Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Abstracts

Vuong, V., Lee, L., Patel. T. Pharmacists’ Interventions in an Interdisciplinary Memory Clinic: A Retrospective Chart Review.  Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Accepted Feb 2016.